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57mJerry Crasnick

How five position-switchers are faring

Ryan Zimmerman and Hanley Ramirez are among five prominent players who've changed positions this season. How are they doing in their transitions?

31mDan Rafael

Bayless appointed Mayweather-Pacquiao ref

Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the finest boxing referee in the world, was appointed to serve as the third man in the ring for the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

1hKevin Arnovitz

Hawks' Budenholzer named Coach of the Year

Mike Budenholzer has been named the NBA's Coach of the Year after guiding the Atlanta Hawks to the league's second-best record and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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25mChad Ford

Ford: 2015 Mock Draft 4.0

Wolves select UK's Towns No. 1 in Chad Ford's projection of 2015 NBA draft


Draft Academy: Winston meets with Jim Harbaugh

On Draft Academy's latest episode, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston heads to Ann Arbor in the days leading up to the NFL combine to meet with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who helps prepare Winston for the team meetings in Indianapolis.

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ESPN 100

The final ESPN 100 features the same No. 1 player, Ben Simmons, but the rest of the top five looks different.

SportsCenter Clips

All-Access: Floyd's house (3:37)

5hJesse Rogers

Pittsburgh fan 'alert' after foul ball strikes head

An injury to a fan hit by a foul ball at PNC Park caused a 23-minute delay in the second inning of a game between the Cubs and Pirates as a woman behind home plate was taken off on a stretcher.

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Roommates' debate over LeBron vs Jordan leads to arrest (3:07)



Five teams most likely to make a trade

A Philip Rivers trade to Tennessee might be more realistic than some people think, one NFL personnel man told Insider Field Yates. And if Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota fall, well, things could get really interesting. Who are the suitors? (Insider)

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Gasol not dwelling on Blazers' message

A laminated card in the Blazers' locker room Sunday included the phrase, "We don't lose to Spanish players." Marc Gasol via The Oregonian: "I have better things to think about than what they're writing on the wall. They've had Spanish players on their team in the past." What else was on the card


Rafael: Kenny Bayless as ref is right call

Dan Rafael calls Bayless the top referee in Nevada and says he's considered by many to be the best in the business.


That's a big request, Phil

New York posted the worst season in franchise history in terms of record and scoring margin, and its 19 losses by at least 20 points were 6 more than any other team league-wide.


Phil wants Knicks to improve by 25 wins

Said president Phil Jackson today: "I want to see us have a winning record. I want to see us win. And that's a big jump to go from where we're at to having a winning record." The Knicks finished 17-65 this season, the worst in franchise history.

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Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

That's a bit odd, since more people seemed bothered by the message -- about the media's role -- than Price's vulgarities.

PatMcManamon @PatMcManamon

Are #Browns still open to trading up in draft for Mariota? “Sure, why not?” Pettine said, adding a large and bright Cheshire cat grin.

Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

Manziel spoke privately with Pettine, Part of his message was 'don't judge me on my words, judge me on my actions'

How spread QBs transition to NFL

Baylor’s Bryce Petty is a poster-child for people who doubt that QBs from spread offenses can succeed in the NFL. But do the numbers prove that narrative? An overgeneralization

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Al Horford will play in Game 2

The Hawks C dislocated his right pinkie finger in the team's win vs. the Nets in Game 1, but he will play Wednesday. Said Horford: "[My range of motion] is still a little limited, but I practiced today and I felt good."


Courtney Force + Graham Rahal = Buckle up

"I told Graham, 'Don't come over here with a couple of sheep and a goat. Come over here with a couple of those new Corvettes and a couple of Ferraris, and we'll talk.'" This romance should be interesting

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Rogers: Tirade was wrong thing to do

Jesse Rogers disagrees with Bryan Price's decision to go on a public tirade: "Our job is to give out the information we receive, whether that's through the team or through sources, and we're supposed to relay that to the fans."


Reds manager's impressive pace

Bryan Price reportedly used the F-word 77 times in five-and-a-half minute rant about reporters revealing roster information. That average of 15 per minute is more than the famously foul-mouthed movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" which featured just over 3 per minute.

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ESPN in Snapchat Discover Live

Which NFL QB had the best total QBR in 2014 and is celebrating his 35th birthday today? Take your best guess in today’s edition of ESPN on Snapchat Discover featuring Trivia Tuesday!

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Habs getting out the brooms again?

Montreal has breezed through the first round the past couple of years. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Ottawa.


His & Hers debates Bryan Price rant

Michael Smith applauded the variety of F-bombs, but added: "The problem I do have though, is with him standing by the content. If he thinks that it's the media's job to make his job easier, to help put the Reds in an advantageous position, then he needs to get a clue."


Breaking down positional changes

This season, four former All-Stars and an erstwhile AL Rookie of the Year (Wil Myers) are changing positions. They're doing it without a safety net -- for contending clubs on the biggest stage. How are they faring? Have a look

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Duke reloads at the point

If you were worried about how Duke would replace Tyus Jones, well, worry no more. Junior Derryck Thornton, No. 11 in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the Class of 2015 and commit for next season. "Once Tyus declared, Duke came after me hard," Thornton said. Nevada product

Parrot lands quadruple underflip

Max Parrot landed the world's first switch quadruple underflip 1620. Don't try this at home.


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Phil Jackson on expectations for the #Knicks: "We don’t expect to go to a championship next year. That would be like talking crazy."